A Case for Disqualification 3 February We have attempted to fulfill that mission through regularly posted articles primarily written by former students of ATI—articles that have covered a wide variety of issues such as theological discussions of IBLP teachings, personal stories of discovering grace, and bringing to light some of the darker aspects of working at an IBLP Training Center. What we truthfully did not realize at the time of our launch was the strong undercurrent of depravity displayed for decades at the highest levels of IBLP leadership. As such, most of our attention for the first year of our website was focused on these areas.
Wednesday, November 4, Homeschool Update: Kindergarten Curriculum I never did finish the series I started last winter about our kindergarten curriculum choices—and what I did finish … well, some of our choices changed over the summer. Logic of English For us to be just starting kindergarten, we have tried way too many phonics programs.
I loved what I saw of it online, and once we saw it at the convention, Jeff agreed. It starts before what I always had assumed was the beginning—teaching students to listen for and produce different types of sounds voiced and unvoiced sounds, for example before moving on to phonograms, and teaching students to write different handwriting strokes before moving on to writing letters.
We do still plan to switch to Singapore in first grade, but we decided that MUS is a better fit for kindergarten.
Jeff and I agreed to look at both MUS and Singapore in person at the homeschool convention and make our decision there. I think it took us about 5 minutes to realize that MUS, while not the program we want to use long-term, is exactly what we need for kindergarten. Again, it was a good choice.
Alexa enjoys math—even on those days when she protests getting started, she almost always enjoys it. It started out as review, counting from 0 to 9, then moved into place value. Alexa seems to have a good grasp now of, not just how to count, but of what numbers actually mean: We do history, geography, and Christian studies.
It takes us through history mostly-chronologically it separates it out by geographical location a bit more than chronological purists dousing the 4-year cycle promoted in classical education. We hit on the things that are most likely to interest a child: For geography, TOG is more of a supplement.
It starts with the very basics: What is a map? Alexa enjoys geography, both the workbook and the globe. TOG is a primary curriculum for this, as it presents world history in the context of the Bible.
I also will be supplementing with stories of Christianity around the world. For example, this December, we will be studying how Christmas is celebrated in various countries. We may also do some brief studies of Christian holidays that are celebrated in the Orthodox tradition but not necessarily in our Protestant tradition.
Sometimes we read the TOG-suggested books. Sometimes we read a book about a similar topic, but that I think Alexa will enjoy more. Sometimes we read poetry instead of stories. She usually enjoys our literature selections, though her favorites so far are some that I pulled from the Sonlight list: It presents advanced scientific topics in a way that is accessible even to 5-year-olds, with guided discussions, demonstrations, and recommended book lists.
However, I must admit that I find myself skipping science more often than almost any other subject because it does require so much preparation on my part.
Not to worry, though, we still do plenty of science, even when we skip BFSU: Alexa is a little animal-lover, and we have several beginning Usborne books about different animals.
We just do it, sometimes enthusiastically, sometimes matter-of-factly, and usually without protest. Alexa seems to enjoy these lessons. We look at a picture and discuss it, then do a related project.
We can skip a few weeks and still finish the book by the end of a week school year.
Alexa gets most excited, though, about her music lessons. I think it was playing the instruments that got Alexa hooked on this subject.David Rossi, a year-old communications director at the world’s oldest bank, Italian Monte dei Paschi di Siena, which was on the brink of collapse due to heavy losses in the derivatives market in the financial crisis, fell to his death on March 6, The Three Branches of Government Student Edition Softcover, Teacher Guide, Discussion Guide for Teachers Amsco , , We read Curious George Rides a Bike and made paper boats for this month!
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